In fall 2012, Point's traditional students relocated to a new
main campus in West Point, Ga. The West Point campus also offers the
Access program for adult learners, while the East Point campus is in the process of being
re-purposed to serve the University's adult students.
Founded in 1832, the idyllic town of West Point is home to 3,500
residents along a scenic stretch of the Chattahoochee River on the I-85
corridor, just an hour’s drive from the capital cities of Atlanta, Ga., and
Montgomery, Ala., and four hours from the Gulf Coast beach and Georgia
mountains. Part of the Greater Valley Area, West Point straddles Troup
and Harris Counties in Georgia and sits just minutes from the Alabama
cities of LaFayette, Lanett and Valley across the border. In fact,
Point's traditional students live in apartments just across the
state line in Valley.
Formerly a commercial hub for textile production, today’s West Point has
a thriving economy as home to Kia Motors’ first U.S. automotive plant,
which opened in 2010 and is expected to bring upwards of 20,000 jobs to
the region by this year. West Point has a walkable, historic downtown with an
eclectic assortment of shops -- from antiques and unique home
furnishings to quaint apparel and accessories boutiques -- and eateries
including Asian, Southern and pub-style cuisine. Cultural opportunities
in the area include a community theater, a 600-seat town auditorium and a
local outdoor amphitheater. The town sits just downstream from the
26,000-acre West Point Lake offering 500 miles of shoreline for fishing,
camping and water sports. The nearby Valley Community Center and
Sportsplex offers tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields and a
64,000-square-foot aquatic Olympic center with a walking track,
basketball, racquetball and football facilities.
Point's historic campus is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of metro Atlanta: East Point. A city of approximately 40,000, East Point is located just inside I-285 on Atlanta’s south side. Residents and businesses alike appreciate East Point’s proximity to downtown Atlanta and the Atlanta airport, along with its sense of community. Downtown East Point is experiencing a revitalization, with shops and restaurants opening frequently, loft-style condominiums being built in former warehouses, and upscale residential construction in several established neighborhoods. On the other side of town, a large retail complex, Camp Creek Marketplace, boasts big-box retailers as well as a variety of restaurants. Click here to visit the city’s website and learn more about what’s happening in East Point.
The campus itself, which rests on 54 beautiful, serene acres of rolling hills and shade trees, is located just 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta in a quiet, residential neighborhood. The land where this location now sits was at one time a family farm, and the birthplace of Nora Head Hathcock. The land was donated to Point by University founders Judge and Mrs. T. O. Hathcock.
The Peachtree City location offers degrees through our Access program for adult learners, core curriculum for traditional students, and dual credit enrollment courses for high school students.
The Savannah location offers degrees through our Access program for adult learners and dual credit enrollment
courses for high school students.